Swim and Dive Heads to Auburn for 2020 SEC Championships

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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Swim and Dive Heads to Auburn for 2020 SEC Championships

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Swimming and Diving Team will be in Auburn, Alabama Tuesday February 18 through Saturday, February 23 as they will compete at the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. The week long event will take place inside the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on the campus of Auburn University.

LSU REPORT/LAST TIME OUT

A total of eight Lady Tigers won 13 different events in route to victories over Houston and Rice. Katarina Milutinovich, Cassie Kalisz, and Helen Grossman all won multiple events. Milutnovich won both the 100 and 200-Yard Free with times of 50.13 and 1:49.05. This marks the second time in Milutinovich’s career that she won both the 100 and 200 Free in the same meet as she did so at the SMU Invitational in November. Kalisz won both backstroke events, for the sixth time this season, with times of 54.96 in the 100-Yard and 1:58.90 in the 200-Yard. Grossman touched the wall first in both butterfly events for the second time this season. She swam a 54.23 in the 100-Yard and a 1:59.68 in the 200-Yard.

Five other Tigers brought home individual victories. Olivia Paskulin won the 100-Yard Breast with a time of 1:02.98, Olivia Taylor won the 50-Yard Free with a time of 23.25, Niamh Robinson won the 200-Yard Breast with a time of 2:13.99, Jolee Liles won the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:55.79, and Summer Stanfield won the 200-Yard IM with a time of 2:03.05.

The team of Kalisz, Paskulin, Grossman, and Taylor got the night started with a bang after winning the 200-Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:41.71. The team of Milutinovich, Grossmna, Taylor and Natalie Kucsan closed out the night with a win in the 400-Yard Freestyle Relay after touching the wall in 3:24.33.

The next day served as time trials for the Tigers. Seven Tigers swam season best times on a day that also featured one lifetime best and a Top-10 time. Brittany Thompson swam a season’s best time in the 200-Yard IM with a 2:02.73 to finish in second place. Nicole Rozier and Olivia Taylor both swam season best times in the 100-Yard Fly. Rozier touched the wall in 53.60, which is a full second better than her time of 54.60 she swam against Missouri. Taylor finished with a time of 55.17, beating her best time of 55.31 she swam at the SMU Invitational. Summer Stanfield, Ellie Baldwin, and Natalie Kucsan all swam season best times in the 200-Yard Free. Stanfield touched the wall in 1:47.97 which was also a lifetime best, Baldwin touched the wall in 1:49.37, and Kucsan touched the wall in 1:51.35. Katarina Milutinovich swam the 100-Yard Back in 53.75, over a second better than her 54.76 she swam against SMU. Milutinovich’s time also propelled her to sixth all time in LSU history in the 100 Back.

Last time out for the men, Lewis Clough was the only Tiger to claim the gold in an event against No. 5 Texas A&M, as the senior did so in the 100-Yard Butterfly with a time of 48.38. Clough also finished in third place in the 200-Yard Free with a time of 1:37.31. Brooks Curry notched two second place finishes as he swam a 20.24 in the 50-Yard Free and a 1:37.31 in the 200-Yard Free. Senior Keagan Finley claimed the silver in two events. He swam a 4:35.11 in the 500-Yard Free to finish second and a 9:29.77 in the 1000-Yard Free. Karl Lut, another senior for the Tigers, also finished second in two events. He touched the wall in 47.49 in the 100-Yard Back and 1:50.95 in the 200-Yard Back. 

Also for the men, Luca Pfyffer notched two third place finishes as the junior swam a 56.08 in the 100-Yard Breast and a 2:02.59 in the 200-Yard Breast. Migeuel Velasquez also notched two third place finishes by swimming the 100-Yard Back in 50.28 and the 200-Yard Back in 1:51.91. Ben Hooper finished in second place in the 200-Yard Fly with a time of 1:50.79 and third place in the 100-Yard Fly with a time of 49.39. In the 400-Yard IM, Julian Norman and Isak Vikstrom finished in second and third place with times of 4:07.05 and 4:07.72. Vikstrom also finished in third place in the 500-Yard Free with a time of 4:38.25.

ORDER OF EVENTS

Tuesday

Women’s One-Meter
200-Yard Medley Relay (Finals Only)
Men’s Three-Meter
800-Yard Freestyle Relay

Wednesday

200-Yard Freestyle
500-Yard Freestyle
200-Yard IM
50-Yard Freestyle
Men’s One-Meter

Thursday

400-Yard IM
100-Yard Butterfly
200-Yard Freestyle
Women’s Three-Meter

Friday

200-Yard Butterfly
100-Yard Backstroke
100-Yard Breaststroke
Men’s Platform
400-Yard Medley Relay (Finals Only)

Saturday

1650-Yard Freestyle (Finals Only)
200-Yard Backstroke
100-Yard Freestyle
200-Yard Breaststroke
Women’s Platform
400-Yard Freestyle Relay (Finals Only)

HOW TO WATCH

All the action will be streamed on SECN+

Tuesday Morning

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Tuesday Night

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Wednesday Morning

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Wednesday Night

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Thursday Morning

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Thursday Night

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Friday Morning

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Friday Night

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Saturday Morning

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Saturday Night

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